Who Wants Ice Cream?

For my dad. Happy Father’s Day!















82 responses to “Who Wants Ice Cream?”

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks :D Hope my dad thinks so, too!

  1. Loni Found Herself Avatar

    Amazing! To this day my dad jokes that he got fat eating my leftover Oreo Blizzards. :)

    1. Emily Avatar

      I think that’s why Dairy Queen started offering mini Blizzards.

    2. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Hahaha! Awww… that’s love.

  2. hollytabitha Avatar

    Very funny! Like it :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks, I’m glad to hear it!

  3. bloggeretterized Avatar

    Happy Father’s day to all
    Love it, as usual!!!
    Til the next one! ((hugs))

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! I have a few (I think) very funny ones lined up :D

  4. Indian Ad Divas Avatar

    wow! nice header image… pretty colourful! :) Oops you just changed it…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I’ve been adding new headers slowly. Right now it’s on random, so it rotates through.

      1. Indian Ad Divas Avatar

        Just realized that. Nice thought, as all of them are pretty… :)

  5. silkpurseproductions Avatar

    That is perfect! Your Dad knew you all so well.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      He used to advise good flavors, but as usual, this advice was largely ignored.

  6. notquiteold Avatar

    No wonder my Dad always encouraged us to order Chocolate!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Mmmmm… I think I could go for some ice cream now.

  7. Michael Cargill Avatar

    No, but seriously, you’re going to get bubblegum…?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      We weren’t allowed to buy bubblegum. This was a clever loophole.

      1. Emily Avatar

        You mean, you were NEVER allowed to buy bubble gum, or just until a certain age, when you weren’t likely to stomp it into the floor, mash it into each other’s hair, or leave globs of previously-masticated gum on the furniture?

  8. JackieP Avatar

    Oh this is spot on! haha! :-)

  9. katyhancock Avatar

    This is perfect

  10. whisperingiris Avatar

    Ha ha! No wonder he questioned the bubble gum. My dad hated when I ordered bubble gum ice cream. I can understand that now. But he only knew three flavosr and he summed them up as “neapolitan”. Glad to see you’re back in full swing!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Haha! My dad liked it when we ordered Italian ice, but that rarely happened.

  11. Emily Avatar

    I love it…..but where’s Tess?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Not yet born! I know, these stories are totally disorganized.

      1. Emily Avatar

        We haven’t had a story with Tess in it for a while. Just curious, though, how big is the age gap between her and Charlotte? In previous stories, I just assumed that your parents had all five of you fairly close together, but I guess that’s not the case.

  12. whatimeant2say Avatar

    Perfect! I love the Kimball farm frame. You are so talented!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I LOVED that place. It was/is heaven on Earth.

  13. Becky Avatar

    Great story. Lost my Dad recently along with my Mom. So, give yours an extra hug for me.
    Becky Pinckney
    The Teasel Lady

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aww, I’m so sorry to hear that. Hugs back at you!

  14. quirkymelbournian Avatar

    Great story and funny! :)

  15. Thiet bi ve sinh Avatar

    great pictures, very cute

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it :D

  16. Simple Heart Girl Avatar

    Too funny! And I loved getting bubble gum ice cream, too!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Those ice cream makers really knew what they were doing.

  17. roastedkeyboard Avatar

    This is so cute!!!!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks :D Good to see you here!

  18. Emily Avatar

    Did anyone else ever spit out the bubble gum from bubble gum ice cream into a napkin, so you could eat the ice cream first, and then chew all the gum afterwards? I saw a girl doing this one time at the beach, and part of me thought it was gross, but another part of me was jealous that I didn’t have the technique down.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha! That IS gross/smart.

  19. on thehomefrontandbeyond Avatar

    I enjoy these immensely and can only imagine the hard work that goes into your creativity!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thank you! I have so much fun, it hardly seems like work :D

  20. Emily Avatar

    Another thing–Nicki, I really liked the way your father didn’t force you and your sisters to finish your ice cream after you said you were full, but rather, allowed you to listen to your bodies instead. A lot of adults don’t do this–instead, feel that they have to finish whatever they’re served, which leads to stomach upset in the moment, and obesity in the long run. On the other hand, it probably wasn’t healthy for your dad to eat four kids’ worth of leftover ice cream, but that’s what makes this story funny–I could just imagine what bubble gum, mint chocolate chip, lemon, and coffee ice cream would taste like all mixed together in the same cup. Why didn’t your dad just get you kiddie cones, or throw out the uneaten ice cream, or put it in the freezer for later if you were close to home?

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      At this place in particular, the kid’s cones were HUGE. That’s why we loved it like we did :D

  21. Stephanie Buosi Avatar

    haha that’s hilarious! my father would have done the same. He was known as the “garbage disposal” in the best possible way :) always trust him to finish off a not-so-empty plate.

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  23. Nathan Young Avatar

    That is too perfect!

  24. sj Avatar

    This might be my favourite yet.

    It was only me when I was a kid, but this was my dad too. He STILL cleans my plate for me.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      That’s sweet :D

  25. iRuniBreathe Avatar

    Nice dad. Great barn and folks!

  26. bakearama Avatar

    Isn’t that why dads have girls… so they get more leftovers to eat?!

  27. muddledmom Avatar

    Oh, I love this! My husband does the same thing! Smart guys. ;)

  28. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

    This is a universal father thing… I’m pretty sure my husband got Blue Moon, Bubblegum, and Strawberry, every time our kids gave up on theirs! Adorable.

    1. Emily Avatar

      But, that combination actually isn’t so gross–strawberry and blueberry/blue moon are both fruit flavours, and bubble gum blends well with both of them.

      1. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

        No, not necessarily bad flavors… but not necessarily what he wanted either. ;-)

        1. Emily Avatar

          Well, he could have ordered his own ice cream.

          1. talesfromthemotherland Avatar

            Indeed. I just liked this post, because it’s so universal to parenting. Whatever the flavors. ;-)

            1. Emily Avatar

              No, I like it too, but I don’t remember my parents ever finishing food that my brother and I didn’t/couldn’t. However, my parents were big believers in “take what you need, and eat what you take,” and “don’t let your eyes become bigger than your stomach.”

  29. butcheringsaint Avatar

    Haha! Hey, really dig the effort you put into all your art here. Your printer hates you!!! Just kidding. I chuckled on that one. The thing parents learn is they do not need to order for themselves usually!!!! Awesome post and blog. Enjoy the week!

  30. towerastextiles Avatar

    This is so funny… with us it was always the McD’s chips. Dad would never order any for himself cos he knew he’d be finishing ours :) Brilliant work as always!

  31. Rae Avatar

    Haha, so cute! Aren’t we missing a sister though?

  32. Go Jules Go Avatar

    This might be one of my favorites you’ve ever done! And that’s saying something.

    P.S. – Bubblegum? Really? Wrongful.

  33. monicastangledweb Avatar

    So typical and so priceless! Your father must’ve gotten quite a kick out of it.

  34. dandelionsinwind Avatar

    funny and cute story !! :)

  35. bhbkidstyle Avatar

    Haha! That sounds familiar!!! Love the new banner!

  36. ecodolphin Avatar

    Love it as always. And the new banner is very cool as well.

  37. pegoleg Avatar

    Ha! I don’t know how I missed this, Nicki – I love it. Your Dad was smart – he knew he would be called on to be the cleanup crew, right?

    I remember bubble gum ice cream. You really had to work to soften them up when you got one of those frozen little nuggets of gum in a bite of ice cream.

  38. Soul Walker Avatar

    This really is fantastic.

  39. russelllindsey Avatar

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde and commented:
    Mmmmm…. that time of year again. Ice cream!

  40. accordingtothisgal Avatar

    Oh I just LOVE this!! I’m only the older sister in a family of two girls, but in my family we had an unwritten tradition that went like this: my parents would take us out for ice cream and my Mom and I would order butterscotch sundaes, my Dad would order hot fudge and my little sister would order strawberry. After about two bites my sister would look up at my Dad with her gigantic blue eyes and beautiful blond hair and a pout and say “Daddy…I don’t like it…can I have yours?” and my Dad would always trade with her even though he didn’t care for strawberry sundaes and my little sister would happily inhale his hot fudge. We did this for YEARS and it’s still a running joke whenever there’s ice cream at family gatherings.
    Looking forward to more of your clever, creative posts!

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